Metropolitan State University
The goal of MSU Denver “is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.” That’s a high bar, but MSU Denver is well on its way to meeting that goal guided by their Five Strategic Themes, that include Student and Academic Success as well as Community Engagement and Regional Stewardship.
Ryan currently works as the Program Manager of Civic Engagement Programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver focusing on the Puksta Scholars Program and Alternative Breaks. He also teaches experiential outdoor education courses through the Recreation Professions Program focusing on rock and ice climbing and canyoneering.
He also sits on the Board of Directors for Climbing for Life which is a small, local non-profit organization that provides climbing experiences for underserved youth. His current roles include volunteer coordinating and training along with program facilitation. Ryan began volunteering with Climbing for Life in 2004 and has been on the Board since 2010.
A native of Denver, Ryan enjoys everything the Rocky Mountains offers particularly rock and ice climbing and spending time with family and friends.